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   1994| October-December  | Volume 39 | Issue 4  
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Henoch : schonlein purpura.
B Sengupta, JN Sarkar, MK Sharma
October-December 1994, 39(4):78-79
ABSTRACT: Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP) is characterized by skin rash, arthralgias, abdominal pain and renal involvement. While the rash is classically purpuric, in younger children it may be urticarial or may present as edema involving scalp, face or extremities 1,2. We report here a case of HSP with an atypical skin manifestation.
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Calcification in lupus panniculitis : a case report.
S Handa, G Dawn, B. Kumar
October-December 1994, 39(4):76-77
ABSTRACT: Lupus panniculitis is a rare disease characterized by deep subcutaneous tender nodules mostly on proximal part of limbs, face and breasts. The modules are usually subcutaneous in nature with Overlying skin either normal or it may show changes suggestive of discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) and its consequences. Erythema, a cyanotic hue, ulceration, telangiectasia, atrophy and induration may occur in isolation or in varying combinations producing a poikilodermatous change. Lesions usually heal spontaneously with lipoatrophic depressed areas and hyperpigmentation of overlying skin.
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Menkes' kinky hair syndrome a case report
S Dhar, G Dawn, S Handa, AJ. Kanwar
October-December 1994, 39(4):73-75
ABSTRACT: Menkes'-Kinky disease, also known as trichopoliodystrophy, is an X-linked recessive disorder first described in 1962 by Menkes et al 1. The basic defect of copper metabolism incriminated in this disease was discovered 10 years later by Danks et al 2. In this disorder affected infants appear normal at birth but gradually develop all the features over a few months to years. The condition is incompatible with life and death usually occurs by 4 year of age 3. The incidence of premature birth is 50 percent 4. We herein describe this rare condition in a patient recently seen by us.
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A clinicoaetiological study of sexually transmitted disease with special reference to genitical discharge.
SK Ghosh, U Ganguly, S Banerjee, DK Neogi, AK Roy
October-December 1994, 39(4):65-68
ABSTRACT: 120 patients of genital discharge attending STD clinic were studied. Nongonococcal urethritits, gonorrhoea, trichomoniasis, candidiasis and bacterial vaginosis were detected in 29.1 percent, 26.6 percent, 18.3 percent, 9.1 percent & 30.0 percent respectively. In no case HIV infection was detected. 15 patients out of total 120 had concomitant syphilitic infection along with gonorrhoea and nongonococcal urethritis.
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Comparative evaluation of different regimens in the treatment of vitiligo.
SK Ghosh, AK Roy
October-December 1994, 39(4):69-72
ABSTRACT: Randomly selected vitiligo patients were treated with local corticosteroid and local psoralen solution (10 patients), oral psoralen (54 patients), oral psoralen and oral corticosteroid (25 patients) and oral corticosteroid (15 patients) for a period of 6 months to 1 year. The patients were evaluated at 2-4 weeks interval by noting the percentage of pigmentation. Good to excellent results were obtained with a combination of oral psoralen and oral corticosteroid in 72 percent cases which was the best result in comparison to other regimens. Acrofacial type were relatively resistant to treatment.
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